Ferry Disaster in Tanzania Causing Numerous Deaths

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At the moment 100 deaths are reported caused by the ferry accident.

A passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, leaving at least 100 dead.

Mwanza Regional Commissioner John Mongella said 42 people were rescued in the accident last night.

The accident occurred at a distance of only 50 meters from the port.

Mongella added that they fear the increase in the number of deaths.

“I can not give an estimate on the number of passengers on board. At the moment we are focused on rescue work. ”

The maritime vehicles in poor condition that transport hundreds of passengers also caused major disasters in the country.

Ferry Disaster in Tanzania Causing Numerous Deaths

In 1996 more than 800 people died in a ferry accident on Lake Victoria and another 200 passengers died in another accident near Zanzibar.

 

 

Source: TRT Spanish